Rates have risen, but 2017 holds further uncertainty for container shipping market, warns Xeneta

Xeneta, the global benchmarking and market intelligence platform for containerised ocean freight, is forecasting further uncertainty for the global container shipping market in 2017. Although rates have risen significantly from the historic lows of early 2016, giving battered ship owners some reprieve, structural problems continue to undermine stability, while macro-economic and political factors are casting […]

Verifavia Shipping Hellas signs MoU with International Naval Surveys Bureau (INSB Class)

Verifavia, the emissions verification company for the transport sector (aviation and shipping), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with independent Greek ship classification society and certification organisation, INSB Class. As part of the new strategic partnership, INSB Class will offer MRV services to its contracted customers by leveraging the knowledge and expertise of its […]

Seagull Training App v2.0 enriched for ease of use

Seagull Maritime has significantly upgraded the Seagull Training App, the mobile software solution that has revolutionised the way seafarers track their training records and receive critical safety alerts. Available in both Android and iOS formats, the newly enhanced app can be used across a range of mobile devices, with dynamic screen layouts for all sizes, […]

New shipyard alliance to form under umbrella of German Dry Docks Group

As of 1st February German Dry Docks AG (GDD), BREDO Dockgesellschaft (BREDO) and Mützelfeldwerft will form a shipyard alliance under the umbrella of the German Dry Docks Group. The shipyards will preserve their independence and continue to trade in the market with their names. In the future the three locations will be managed by Guido […]

Transport Canada approves ACO Marine sewage treatment units for use on Great Lakes

ACO Marine has received Transport Canada type-approval for its advanced Maripur NF and Clarimar MF wastewater management systems. “We are delighted to have received approval from Transport Canada. Certification delivers added assurance to Canadian ship owners that our technology is completely compliant with Canada’s stringent sewage discharge requirements for vessels operating in the Great Lakes,” […]

BBC Worldwide launches its first bespoke channel for cruise ships

BBC Worldwide has announced the launch of a global entertainment channel, BBC HD, the company’s first channel produced exclusively for cruise ships and the wider maritime market. It will go live through Global Eagle Entertainment’s (GEE) MTN TV network, with P&O Cruises and Cunard being the first to offer this to their guests. Content on […]